patient safety

Nov
10

Top 10 Strategies for Calming Angry Patients

Dealing with irate patients is an unavoidable part of the medical profession, but it is also a delicate art. Calming these emotions requires patience, empathy, and effective communication. Here are the top ten techniques to help healthcare personnel navigate the difficult waters of patient rage: Active Listening: Begin by paying close attention to the patient’s […]

By Annie M | Uncategorized
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Sep
10

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE FINDS AACN’s WORK ENVIRONMENT ASSESSMENT SURVEY EFFECTIVE AND RELIABLE

A new research supports use of American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’s Work Environment Assessment Survey as an organizational measure. A study in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC) reveals the results of a two-phase administration of the tool to 2,621 patient-care employees at Boston Children’s Hospital. The findings provide new insights about the tool’s […]

By ENIdotCOM | General
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Aug
01

ENHANCING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN NURSES AND PHYSICIANS

In healthcare, communication is a crucial element that should be addressed accordingly. Because once there is a poor connection of message between professionals in the clinical setting, medical error happens that could eventually be a contributing factor to endanger the safety of patients. A small pilot study by University of Michigan researchers, illuminates on where […]

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Jul
30

CHANGING NURSES’ ATTITUDE OVER INFECTION RISK IMPROVES COMPLIANCE WITH INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES

They say that knowledge is a virtue and an investment. But talking about nursing compliance concerning infection control measures, well, attitude makes a big difference, a new study says. The study entitled, “Factors for Compliance with Infection Control Practices in Home Health Care,” analyzes the relationship between infection control compliance, knowledge, and attitude among home […]

By ENIdotCOM | General
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Jun
19

OHIO BILL TO SAFEGUARD NURSES FROM COMPULSORY OVERTIME AND TO UPHOLD PATIENT SAFETY

Over the years, the nursing occupation has becoming more stressful and increasingly toxic when it comes to health security, entailed with critical staffing issues due to the nursing shortage. In Ohio, a measure is now being considered by the state Legislature to prohibit hospitals in Ohio from penalizing or dismissing nurses from their job positions […]

By ENIdotCOM | General
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May
16

OVERTIME AFFECTS PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION AMONG NURSES

Professional collaboration is an important aspect for patient safety and quality care. Numerous studies show that when nurses collaborate with other healthcare professionals, patients receive high-valued care and improved outcomes in hospitals. But how can we achieve this “improved outcome” when nurses, the front liner of healthcare, are already worn-out in integrating a collaborative connection […]

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